WATCH: Lindsey Graham Roundly Mocked for Pathetic Ted Cruz Endorsement

Election '16

The award for "Worst Endorsement From a Former Presidential Candidate" went to Ben Carson, after he endorsed Donald Trump, because, as Cenk Uygur pointed out, "Trump promised him something in return." The Young Turks host exclaimed, "Ben you’re not supposed to say that!"

But now that dubious honor belongs to former Republican candidate Lindsey Graham, with his endorsement of Ted Cruz. “If you nominate Trump and Cruz, I think you get the same outcome," explained the senator from South Carolina. "Whether it’s death by being shot or poisoning, does it really matter? He was my fifteenth choice. What can I say?”

Graham went on to elaborate on his awkward decision — just in case anyone had doubts that his was one of the worst endorsements ever. 

“I think he’d make a better president than Trump,” he told MSNBC. At the same time, Graham admitted he thinks Kasich would make a better president than Cruz.

Uygur contemplated Graham's flawed logic: “Is he the best candidate? No. The guy you’re endorsing? That’s right. Who do you prefer? Kasich? Who’s still in the race? Yes.”

Both Cruz and Kasich will probably lose the nomination. The Republican Party will probably lose the election. But Graham would rather rally behind someone who, at least at this point in the race, has just slightly more hope of beating Trump. And while Graham’s endorsement was scathing, it’s not even the worst endorsement this year.

“I’m not going to stand behind a guy who gets David Duke’s support,” Graham said, just in case we forgot.

Watch: Lindsey Graham tries to salvage the party:

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